On August 21, you’ll be able to witness a rare eclipse of the sun that will be visible for all of North America.
According to NASA, the U.S. will experience the first total eclipse of the sun since 1979.
“The entire continental U.S. will see more than half of the sun covered by the moon, but those within a 60-mile wide band, nearly 3000 miles long, will see a total solar eclipse,” stated NASA’s website.
But if you’re going to watch the eclipse, make sure you’re protecting your eyes.
As a partnership between StarNet and the NASA@ My Library program, libraries in Prince William are providing free solar eclipse viewing glasses.
NASA has said that the only safe way to look at the rare eclipse is with special glasses.
The most visible piece of the eclipse is expected to take place in the Prince William area around 2:41 p.m.
According to the Prince William Public Libraries, the Central Community Library will be giving out free glasses, starting on August 1. The Potomac Library will be handing out the glasses the morning of the eclipse, starting at 10 a.m.
And in addition to handing out the glasses, the Bull Run Regional Library will be hosting a solar eclipse party just before the eclipse at 1 p.m.
Check out all of the libraries giving out solar eclipse glasses here.
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